alright so today I came up with a way to very quickly convert almost any metric value to another
first lets say we have 4678 ml and we want to see how many liters that is
as we all know its 4.678 but bear with me
first I wrote 1000 to represent how many ml in a liter then wrote our number we want to convert on top of it making sure to align the ones place sor now we have
now we make 1000 into 1 to say that we changed that 1000 ml into 1 liter so if we simply place a decimal to make it one we see this 4678 1.000
so now all we have to is bring the decimal up and now we have
pretty cool huh? but is it possible to use this trick with non-multiples-of-ten numbers
for instance there are 1024 bytes in a KB so I though...
1024bytes in a kilibytes
add a deciamal, make it one by subtracting the 24 then add the decimal on top and so forth
but this doesn't work
so my question is: is there any way to use the same principles of this little trick to convert other numbers were the number per something isn't a multiple of ten?
any help is appreciated
also heres an example that doesn't work
2.048 (2kb, but we don't know that yet)